Last updated on: 10/12/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Jennifer Maggs, PhD Biography

Title:
Associate Professor of Human Development at Penn State University
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered from 21 to a Younger Age?"
Reasoning:

“One of the most successful interventions has been the adoption of age 21 as the legal drinking age… The National Highway Traffic Administration estimates that a legal drinking age of 21 has prevented greater than 21,000 deaths since 1976. Furthermore, zero-tolerance laws, which make it illegal for drivers less than 21 years of age to drive after any drinking, have been associated with approximately 20% decreases in alcohol-related crashes and DWIs.”

Cowritten with S. Brown, et al,”A Developmental Perspective on Alcohol and Youths 16 to 20 Years of Age,” Pediatrics, Apr. 12, 2008

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, Penn State University, 2004-present
  • Faculty Associate, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, 2008-present
  • Research Associate, Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute of Education, University of London, 2006-present
  • Visiting Scholar, Institute of Education, University of London, 2003
  • Assistant and Associate Professor, Family Studies and Human Development, University of Arizona, 1996-2003
  • Adjunct Assistant Research Scientist, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, 1996-2003
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, 2000
  • Research Investigator, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, 1995
  • Visiting Scholar, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, 1993-1995
  • Visiting Scientist, Prevention and Intervention in Childhood and Adolescence, Faculty of Public Health, Universit√§t Bielefeld, Germany, 1993-1994
Education:
  • PhD, Developmental Psychology, University of Victoria, 1993
  • MA, Developmental Psychology, University of Victoria, 1990
  • BA, Psychology, University of Ottawa, 1986
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered from 21 to a Younger Age?